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million wasted as the city recovers from superstorm sandy. the wall street journal now is reporting that scores of hotel rooms paid for with public money have been vacant for weeks. they're supposed to house residents displaced by the superstorm, but those rooms are unoccupied. more than 1,000 people are l
of jobs added or lost each month. but november was unique. besides superstorm sandy's aftermath possibly skewing both surveys, the labor department says it decided to call people's homes a week early because of thanksgiving. diane swan says look for the numbers to be revised. >> we did see unemployment insurance claims surge in the wake of sandy. and they may not have been totally included in some of the data as well because of electrical problems and people submitting on the survey. so it is unclear that although the number looks better than when what we expected, whether it is capturing sandy, because there were so many disruptions to reporting that my guess is that that's part of the reason we're seeing this seeing this distortion. >> but labor secretary says her agency takes all those things into account. her agency's report said, quote, its analysis suggests that hurricane sandy did not substantively impact the national emunemployment and unemployment numbers. >> they make judgments. the labor bureau statistics does their calculation. they look back at what happens happened previous
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